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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. lord/ master of sacrifice, prayer and devotion (see: brāmanaşpati)
  2. lord/ leader of the great and powerful
  3. the grandson of Brahmā, the son of Ańgiras and Vasudā, the husband of Śubhā, Tārā (not to be confused with the Tāntrik Mahāvidyā or the Buddhist goddess Tārā) and Mamatā, the father of Romaşa, Kuśadhvaja, Kaca and Bharadvāja, and of 14 daughters, and the grandfather of Devavatī who was the previous incarnation of Sītā. He is the regent of the Planet Jupiter and the lord of three nakşatras (lunar mansions): Puņarvasu, Viśākhā and Purva Bhadrapada, and the preceptor and priest of the Devas; a King of Kāśmīra (R. Taranginī); the great grandson of Emperor Aśoka.

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